Model Trains and the Holiday Season a Perfect Fit
While chatting with our customers at our Ithaca hobby shop about RC model trucks, cars and boats, occasionally we’ll be asked about ideas for holiday gifts. For an Ithaca hobby shop like Winks Hobbies in Ithaca, there’s literally tons of items we can think of that would make any new or seasoned hobbyist happy. However, we must admit that we’ve got a special place in our hearts for a more traditional RC gift that never goes out of style: model trains.
There’s just something about trains that make them fascinating to watch as they go on a scenic journey delivering goods and people to towns and cities across America. Most model train enthusiasts fell in love with trains as kids while watching them chug through town. Being stopped in a car by the flashing lights that go into motion as a train barrels down the tracks is a favorite childhood memory. Many remember feeling that tingle of excitement when hearing the train whistle blow, and the engine comes into view. Then, before you know it, you’d be watching an array of train cars chugging by…trying to count them all, but giving up because it’s more fun to simply watch.
Yep, there’s truly something special about trains. That’s why when those kids grow up they often end up in our model train shop in Ithaca seeking to start a train collection. So, while we love all the sleek RC cars, trucks and planes that we have in stock, we recommend that you take some time to check out the trains too.
A train hobby is something that you dedicate your life to, and that’s also one of the things that people love about it. Setting up a train layout allows you to tap into your imagination and create whatever scenic views for your trains you desire. You can build cityscapes with homes and buildings, and a country landscape with trees, streams, and lakes. Populate them with people, animals, cars and more. Because there are so many possibilities for train destinations, it’s not unusual for model train enthusiasts to spend years planning and working on their ideal train layout.
The holiday season is the perfect time to either begin enjoying model trains at home or add to an existing collection. At our hobby shop, you’ll be able to browse for that special locomotive that you’ve always dreamed about owning. We’ll steer you to some cool train sets, and if we don’t have what you want, we’re more than happy to order it for fast delivery. Guys that love trains are pretty easy to please on Christmas Day. Get him a train set with accessories and watch his eyes light up with delight.
If you are into model trains, or know someone who appreciates model trains, come on in to Wink’s Hobbies in Ithaca. Find the perfect model train set for yourself or someone special.